Information in legal studies is of paramount importance. The library plays a very significant role in supporting the legal education, legal research and achieving academic excellence. The Library Resource Centre of ILNU was established in 2007 along with the inception of the Institute and occupies a place of pride in the Institute. It is the liveliest place on the ILNU campus that provides a safe, comfortable and user friendly environment that enables learning, research, advancement of knowledge and promotes discovery and scholarship.
The Library act as a key resource and learning center of the University to meet the information needs of its clientele for the growth and overall development of the University. Library caters to the information needs of more than 1118 users and also offering membership to alumni and corporate members. The library has adopted an open access system so as to facilitate readers to have easy access to the library resources.
The Library is highly sophisticated with state-of-art facilities. It provides online resources as well as digital resources. It has adopted Open Source software KOHA for Integrated Library Management and DSpace to build and update Institutional Repository. It is also providing Remote log-in facility to access electronic resources 24X7 and ensures high network security.
Library is divided into different sections like Lending Section, Reference Section, Circulation Counter, Check Counter, OPAC – Open Public Access Catalogue Section, Staff Area, Reading Section, Periodical Section, Photocopy Section etc.
The Library subscribes the online E-Journals databases like Westlaw India, LexisNexis Academic, HeinOnline, Oxford Reports on International Law, Oxford Competition Law, Oxford Constitutions of the World, Oxford Legal Research Library, Oxford Investment Claims, Kluwer Arbitration, Manupatra, SCC online, Coporate Law Adviser. Libraries offer basic services like library membership, circulation, reading facility, reference service, referral service, interlibrary loan facility, photocopy service, book-bank service and many value-added services like, computerized information search, current awareness services, selective dissemination of information (on demand service), remote log-in facility and conduct few user education programmes. Access is also enabled for institutes’ newspaper clippings, current content page of print periodicals, and previous years’ examination question papers through GoogleApps.
The Library is an Institution Member of The Indian Law Institute, The Centre for Computer Assisted Legal Instructions, The Indian Society of International Law, International Law Student Association, The Asian Law Institute (ASLI), The Commonwealth Legal Education Association and Developing Library Network (DELNET).